Qualifications

  • BJP's Gopinath Munde defends his degree, says University issued it, not college June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After a row over Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's education qualification, Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's qualification is now under the scanner. The Congress questioned Munde on the same count, alleging that he "graduated in 1976 from a college established in 1978". Munde defended his qualification saying that...
  • After Smriti, Congress targets Munde on educational qualification May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: After targeting Union Minister Smriti Irani on her educational qualifications, Congress on Saturday questioned Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde on the same count, alleging that he "graduated in 1976 from a college established in 1978". "Social media is discussing the big achievement of BJP leader & RD Minister Mr...
  • Education row: Smriti Irani appeals to DU to reinstate suspended officials May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday appealed to the Delhi University to reinstate the suspended officials. The Delhi University suspended five officials for allegedly leaking documents related to the educational qualifications of Irani on Friday. Reacting to the same, she tweeted, "Since the Delhi University is an...
  • DU suspends staff over Smriti papers, Digvijaya questions Modi government June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the suspension of five officials of the Delhi University for leaking Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification deatils. He even questioned the transparency in the government. Singh tweeted, "Five officials of Delhi University suspended...
  • Qualification row: BJP defends Smriti Irani, Congress a divided house May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. Even though she is being targeted by the Opposition, Irani refused to comment on the issue. While filing her affidavit in 2004 and 2014, Irani had made two...
  • The elitism of the subsidised: Kishwar, Irani and the Indian N-word May 28, 2014

    In a country where hierarchy and class differences manifest at every turn, we have several forms of the West's N-word. One is "neech", with its connotations of lower caste and social background, a word which has never really lost its pejorative associations despite years of affirmative action and which caused...
  • More than one-sixth of Modi's ministers have not been to college June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over the new Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification has led to a nationwide debate over the minimum qualification required to be a minister at the Centre. According to Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysis, there are eight ministers whose educational qualification is...
  • Smriti Irani a graduate or not? Differences in her affidavits emerge May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more controversy over Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualifications. Two separate affidavits filed by the minister have discrepancies in them. In an affidavit filed by Irani to the Election Commission in 2004, she claims to have completed her BA in 1996 from Delhi University's School...
  • Record 61 women elected to Lok Sabha May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The just concluded 16th Lok Sabha elections has created a record of sorts with 61 women MPs being elected to the Lower House. According to an analysis of PRS Legislative Research, it was a marginal increase when compared with the 2009 general elections, when 58 women were elected. As far...
  • 47 per cent of Delhi MLAs not even graduates December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi, known for its centres of academic excellence, fares badly when it comes to the educational qualifications of its legislators, with 47 per cent of MLAs being just Class XII pass or less. BJP, which emerged the single largest party in Assembly polls with 31 seats, has two members...
  • Argentina to face Uruguay without Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero October 14, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina's final South American World Cup qualifer against Uruguay on Tuesday as the team who have already booked their place at next year's finals prepare to field yet more reserves. Argentina were already without key players Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Javier...
  • Lampard all-time leading scorer for Chelsea after 2-1 win vs Villa May 11, 2013

    Birmingham: Frank Lampard became Chelsea's all-time leading scorer with a double against Aston Villa on Saturday that clinched a 2-1 victory and pushed his club closer to Champions League qualification. From midfield, Lampard has now scored 203 goals during 12 years with Chelsea - surpassing the record held by Bobby Tambling....
  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany March 23, 2013

    London: Croatia proved too strong for bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier in Zagreb on Friday, winning their first meeting as independent nations 2-0. In other early action Germany, playing without any recognised strikers, triumphed 3-0 in Kazakhstan to stay top of Group C while...
  • Sneijder back as Netherlands look for World Cup qualification March 21, 2013

    Rotterdam: Playmaker Wesley Sneijder is relishing being back in the international fold and helping the Netherlands take another step towards World Cup qualification when they host Estonia on Friday. Sneijder has missed the last four matches through injury and a lack of match fitness but wants to make up for lost...
  • Only 21 per cent foreign-educated doctors can practice in India March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Only 21.76 per cent of Indian doctors trained abroad have qualified to practice in the country, parliament was informed on Tuesday. A total of 14,476 doctors who completed their medical degrees abroad appeared for the screening test during the year 2012 out of which 3,150 candidates or 21.76 per...
  • Go for Glory: Gowda's qualification a big boost August 7, 2012

    CNN-IBN'S panel of experts discusses Vikas Gowda qualifying for the London Olympics discus final on Monday. ...
  • Can Deepika set it right after poor start? July 27, 2012

    World number one Deepika Kumari turned in a disappointing performance in the London Olympics ranking qualification on Friday. She finished eighth after notching up 662 points in 12 rounds. The pressure of the Olympics and her position in the rankings seems to have got to her. The other two women...
  • I deserve Olympics wild card, says Sania May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Her participation in the Olympics may have been jeopardised by a first-round exit from the French Open but top Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on Thursday asserted that she has done enough to "deserve" a wild card into the London Games. Sania has had a successful season so far,...
  • Happy to qualify for the Olympics: Mary Kom May 18, 2012

    Boxer Mary Kom is happy to have secured her berth to London despite losing in the World Championships quarter-finals, and is now aiming for a medal in the 2012 Olympics. ...
  • Mary Kom's Olympics fate rests on Adams defeat May 17, 2012

    Qinhuangdao, China: Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom's Olympic ticket will be decided by fate now after she lost in the quarter-finals of the World Championships to world number two Nicola Adams on Wednesday. The five-time world champion will return empty-handed on the medal front for the first time since the...
  • Sharath, Amalraj and Poulomi enter main draw in TT July 5, 2012

    Doha: Top Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal along with compatriots Anthony Amalraj and Poulomi Ghatak made the main draw of the World Olympic Qualification Championships, here on Friday. Kamal blanked Kazakhstan's Kirill Gerassimenkno 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 to top group 7, keeping his slate clean so far. Amalraj joined him in...
  • 'Indian paddlers confident of Olympic berth' July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: With three of the four Indian paddlers already through to the next stage of the final World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Doha, national table tennis coach Bhawini Muhherji says his wards are "motivated enough" to make it to the Olympics. "Their sole aim is to qualify for the...
  • India start well in TT World Olympic Qualifiers July 5, 2012

    Doha: India made a positive start to their campaign at the final World Olympic Qualification table tennis championships with as many as three out of the nation's four paddlers registering wins in their tournament openers in Doha on Thursday. In the men's section, both Anthony Amalraj and Achanta Sharath Kamal kept...
  • CSK, RCB edging the battle for play-offs? May 10, 2012

    With just a few games to go until the league stage of this year’s IPL comes to an end, it is still difficult to draw a clear picture of the four teams that will get a shot at glory in the tournament. Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders have set...
  • 'Chinese officials favour their local players' April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Chinese officials use unfair tactics to grab Olympic berths for their players and favour them in tournaments held in their home country, top international badminton players, including India's Saina Nehwal, have claimed. Nehwal, Denmark's Peter Gade and Malaysia's Taufik Hidayat said officials favour local players while playing in...
  • TT: Sharath Kamal misses Olympic berth April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das booked their London Olympics berths on Sunday in the Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong, but it was heartbreak for top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal. For both Ghosh and Ankita, the berths came via the continental quotas, after they topped from...
  • Sharath still with chance to get London berth April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian ace Achanta Sharath Kamal failed to seal the fifth Olympic qualifying spot at the Asian qualification table tennis tournament in Hong Kong on Saturday, but he still has a chance to get a London Games berth. Sharath Kamal lost 2-4 (12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 8-11) to Kim...
  • Sharath misses out on TT Olympic berth April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Achanta Sharath Kamal failed to seal the fifth Olympic qualifying spot at the Asian Qualification Table Tennis tournament in Hong Kong on Saturday but he still has a chance for a London Games berth. Sharath Kamal lost 2-4 (12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 8-11)...
  • Man behind young Indian boxers' success ignored April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Olympic-bound trio of young Indian boxers spent their formative years under his guidance, but national youth coach G Manoharan remains an unsung hero and has been consistently ignored for the Dronacharya award despite being recommended five times by the boxing federation. Olympic-bound L Devendro Singh (49kg), Shiva Thapa...
  • Vijender ready to mentor Olympic medal hopefuls April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The "burden" of qualification off his back, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is now gearing up to shoulder a fresh burden - the one of heightened expectations - when he appears in his third successive Olympic Games come July. The 26-year-old Olympic and World Championship bronze-medalist, who returned...